Lockport Police Reports for the week of Sept. 24
Jeremy N. Russell, 20, 77 Main St., Apt. 204, Lockport was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny Sept. 19.
Patrol responded to South Street for a report of a burglary. Upon arrival, patrol checked the residence and did not find anyone inside. The victim stated someone had entered his residence by breaking in the front door and stole his laptop.
The victim reported earlier in the day he observed the defendants standing outside his residence, and they asked him when he would be coming back.
Both Russell and Joseph J. Nicholson, 19, 422 Prospect St., Lockport stated they took the laptop to J and J Pawn Shop on Washburn Street and traded it for a PSP and two XBOX 360 games.
Nicholson was also charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.
Ashley M. Donovan, 24, 255 Genesee St., Apt. B. Lockport was charged with aggravated harassment Sept. 20.
Patrol interviewed the victim who stated on Sept. 19, he received numerous private calls and test messages from his ex girlfriend. He reported he told Donovan to stop calling him, that police told her not to and she answered she didnít care.
The victim attempted to contact the officer who had warned Donovan the day prior to leave him alone but he was unavailable. She was later arrested without incident.
The following day patrol was dispatched to the resident to investigate a possible criminal contempt. Upon arrival patrol checked the building and located Donovan inside. The victim has a full stay away order of protection against her.
She was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
James L. Mericle, 45, 603 N. Transit St., Lockport was charged with driving while intoxicated Sept. 23.
Patrol responded to Main Street for a report of an intoxicated male driving. Patrol saw a vehicle matching that description commit a traffic infraction and was pulled over.
Upon interviewing the driver, Mericle was found to have slurred speech, glassy eyes and impaired motor skills. They could also detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Patrol had the driver perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.
Kurtis E. Kasprazak, 36, 6371 Townline Road, North Tonawanda was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Sept. 23.
Patrol pulled over a vehicle for a traffic infraction. While interviewing the driver, they could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Patrol learned Kasprzakís license was suspended and he was arrested.
The vehicle was towed and a scale was located under the driverís seat, along with a green leafy substance that was located on the rear passenger seat.
The substance field-tested positive for marijuana.
Jesse J. Coia, 20, 53 Maple St., Lockport was charged Monday with fifth-degree possession of marijuana, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.
Patrol responded to the parking lot of the Village Eatery on Davison Road, after an employee called police in reference to a suspicious vehicle.
Upon arrival, patrol located a vehicle matching the description given. Patrol walked up to the driver side of the vehicle and began to speak with the driver. While speaking with Coia, patrol could see a plastic bag sticking out of the hooded sweatshirt pocket he was wearing. The bag had a green leafy vegetable matter inside.
At that time, patrol commanded Coia to slowly exit the vehicle and keep his hands up in the air. Coia responded by quickly shutting the window of the vehicle and locking the door. He then allegedly started reaching around his waistband area and behind his back. Patrol was yelling for him to open the door and he was under arrest.
Coia reportedly ignored the commands. At that time, patrol attempted to kick the window two times in order to make entry. After the kicks to the door were unsuccessful Coia finally unlocked the door. Patrol ordered him out of the vehicle and he did not move and kept his hands behind him while sitting in the car.
Patrol grabbed Coia by the shirt and pulled him out of the car and on to the ground in the parking lot.
According to police, Coia continued to struggle with patrol the entire time. During the struggle he was told to place his hands behind his back, he was under arrest. It took two officers to get him placed in cuffs.
After being handcuffed, he continued to yell obscenities at patrol and attempted to resist. Patrol searched him prior to placing him in a patrol car and found the bag of green, leafy vegetable matter had been shoved near the waistband area of the jeans he was wearing.
The matter field-tested positive for marijuana.